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By Yoriko Takahashi

Japan Communications Inc (JCI) on Saturday will start providing the new USB internet connecting service b-mobile4G USB Nikagetsu Teigaku (2-month flat-rate) for ¥27,686.

b-mobile4G USB Nikagetsu Teigaku is a plan through which you can use the SIM-free LTE compliant USB connecter (b-mobile4G USB) with a SIM that enables you to use its ultra-fast LTE network for 2 months built-in. After the 2-month use, you need to purchase another 6-month SIM if you would like to keep using the USB connector.

Traditionally, when you want to connect to the internet with a regular Wi-Fi USB connector, you have to do some kind of bothersome initial setting every time when you want to use it.

However, JCI's new USB connector b-mobile4G USB allows you to connect to the internet without any settings changes right after inserting it to the USB port. When it is taken out from the port, the internet connection is cut. Also, as opposed to Wi-Fi routers, you don't need to care much for powering the USB connector.

Source: AkihabaraNews

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It's extraordinarily expensive to use mobile phone networks in Japan. When I am in the UK I pay 15 pounds per month for mobile internet, that's Y2550 at today's rate, or less than 1/5 the cost of the device in the article. The "bothersome initial setting" is pressing "connect" on the program that starts when I insert the USB stick. I would find it more bothersome to have to buy a new SIM card every few months when the one I have is valid for ten years.

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SIM-free with a SIM

Which is it?

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Yes, the cost of using mobile phones and mobile internet is so expensive here. Last time I was in the UK, I used a company which provided free (yes, FREE!) mobile internet. All I needed to do was spend only about 2pounds for their SIM card, and I borrowed someone's USB dongle. To claim internet credit, I had to watch ads - but really I just clicked on them with the volume set to mute and let it run in the background while I did some work. I had over 1.5GB credit to use. And as for mobile phones, anyone can just buy a cheap mobile phone in UK and a top-up card for 5 pounds. In Japan, I have to spend a minimum of 3 times that amount. The cost of plans here is the main reason I don't have one or a smartphone.

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